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LOI
Building contract
Building started
18/4/1971Keel laid
29/4/1972Launch
Sea trial
Second sea trial
6/6/1972Delivered to Sealink British Rail, London, UK
16/6/1972 Folkestone – Boulogne route
Used also Folkestone – Oostende , Folkestone – Calais and Dover – Boulogne routes.
18/7/1984Sold to Sea Containers Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda ,
18/7/1984Operated Sealink British Ferries U.K. on Folkestone – Boulogne route .
1985Rebuild
16/10/1987Due to storm drifted in beach on Folkestone .
22/10/1987Refloaded and towed to Dover for repairing.
15/1/1988Back in Folkestone – Boulogne route after repairing.
4/1990Sold to Stena Equipment Ltd, London,  UK. Operated Sealink Stena Line.
1/1/1991New name Stena Hengist
9/1/1992 Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire route
2/1992 Stranraer – Larne route.
18/3/1992Sold to Flanmare Shipping Inc, Pireus, Greece. New nmae Romilda.
1992GA Ferries service.
4/1993Sold to Ventouris Sea Lines, Pireus, Greece. New name Apollo Express 2.
10/1995Laid up at Pireaus after company´s economical problems.
9/1996Sold to Milos Naftiki Eteria, Pireus, Greece
10/1996New name Panagia Ekatontapiliani , Operated Agapitos Lines.
10/1996 Pireaus – Paros – Naxos – Ios – Santorini route.
18/11/1998Sold to Minoan Flying Dolphins, Pireaus, Greece. New name Express Artemis.
6/2001New name Panagia Ekatontapiliani .
2/2004Sold to Vaggelis Ventouris, Pireaus, Greece. Ventouris Sea Lines.
2004New name Agios Georgios. Rafina – Paros – Naxos – Santorini route
10/2004 Pireaus – Paros – Naxos – Santorini route.
2005 Pireaus – Kythnos – Serifos – Sifnos – Kimolos – Milos route.
5-15/7/2006Take out of service due to engine repairing.
4/2014Sea trials after laid up.
11/4/2014 Pireaus – Kithnos – Serifos – Sifnos – Kimolos – Milos route
2014Crew blocks the ship when they have not received their wages. laid up
14/1/2015Sold to Panagia Odigitria Shipping Co, Pireaus, Greece. New name Panagia Tinou . Continue laid up.
23/1-27/2/2015Charter to Lane Sea Lines
26/4/2016Take water and listing
2/2017Sold to scrap after been half sunk in Piraeus
21/3/2017Towed to Aliaga for scrapping.